Obasanjo Opens 125 Acres Farmland In Liberia, Creates 30,000 Jobs For Liberians

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July 28, 2013 – Olusegun Obasanjo Opens 125 Acres Farmland In Liberia, Creates 30,000 Jobs For Liberians

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has expanded his farming business into the country of Liberia.

Also known as Obasanjo Farms, the 125 acre farm was officially opened today at Gbah Foboi, Grand Cape Mount County, in Liberia.

Dr Florence Chenoweth, Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture, who performed the dedication ceremony said that the farm would create about 30,000 job opportunities for the citizens.

She noted that the Liberian government has focused on the agriculture sector in its efforts to create jobs for the people.

She, however, urged legislators, chiefs and superintendents from Cape Mount County to advise youths in the area to seize the opportunities presented by the new farm to become productive, while ensuring the area’s development.

Chenoweth stressed that the establishment of Obasanjo Farms would help in addressing one the salient aspects of the government’s efforts to ensure food security.

She noted that more than 40 per cent of Liberian children had stunted growth, stressing the need to solve the problem by fast-tracking the production of eggs and poultry in Liberia.

“We need to produce proteins either in beans or meat, which the cattle, goat and piggery produce, in Liberia, so as to ensure balance diets for our people’s nutrition,” she said.

Earlier, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described President Olusegun Obasanjo as a visionary leader who was responsive to the needs of the people in critical areas.

She commended Obasanjo for his constant support for Liberia and for having faith in the future of the country.

Also speaking, Mr Daniel Atsu, the Group Managing Director of Obasanjo Holdings Limited, said that the farm was set up in anticipation of the adverse effects of global warming and climate change on poultry production in tropical Africa.

He stressed that such anticipation informed the decision of Obasanjo to develop African poultry breeds which could thrive in hot and humid environment.

Atsu said that the farm had six standard poultry houses, adding that two of them were for breeding young chicks, while the remaining four were equipped with three-tier automated layer cages.

He said that the first and second batches of about 10,000 layers had started laying eggs.

He said that the layer houses would soon be increased to 16, a capacity which would produce about 15,000 farm fresh eggs daily.

Atsu said that the farm would offer unlimited opportunities to farmers to grow corn, soybeans or supply dried or smoked fish in large quantities, saying that the farm was situated on 125 acres of land.

[Culled from PM News Lagos]

13 thoughts on “Obasanjo Opens 125 Acres Farmland In Liberia, Creates 30,000 Jobs For Liberians

  1. Naija greedy fadas are realy geting on our nerves for christ sake is there no fertile land in nigeria again? Why on earth would dis man take a 30,000 job opportunity to anoda country wen hundreds of nigerians are hustling on how to get a job, perhaps dis capital he used in seting up dis buzines is nigerian stolen money i think its high time we youth stand on our feet nd say no to all dis wickednes wat do u guys think

  2. Hwo on earth he will create 30,000 jobs in another country, where only in Otta is home town, youth no jobs, u have to create jobs for ur own people b4 u feed others.every where in Nigeria youth no jobs and the one that have jobs is not enough to feed not to take good care of children.useles leaders and rich govt,that robbers is own poor people to live big with their familys, am happy God take life be rich or poor we are all going to die and live everything in this world,but they end up in hellfire for thieft with pen,something belongs to poor.and they too can have sickness too, which is very good, if rich dont get sick and dont die, it will be so bad, and they will do anything for poor in this world,but thanks be to God,they will all die 1 day,just like we poor people too will die.

  3. Is only God in heaven will judge OBJ for what he has done to this country. My happiness is that, at the end on this earth, we have a place to go and give account of all we have done. A wicked can not unpunished that is on thing.

  4. This is rubbing peter to pay paul! Gosh! Hypocrisy in the highest order, u are feeding others when ur own people are hungry, shame!

  5. OBJ u ve done very well,30,000 jobs 2 anoda country when there is joblessness in ur country,u re very big disgrace 2 naija,let me ask u,so afta stealing d naira nd kobo of naija dis is wat u did,u we nt reap d fruit of dat labour,monkey president, ugly man,shame on u.

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